April 30, 2021
South Hill Vineyards – situated on the south eastern side of the beautiful Elgin Valley
Cape Country Routes’ newest member South Hill Vineyards, situated on the south eastern side of the beautiful Elgin Valley close to the town of Grabouw, is a 60-minute drive south of Cape Town. Owned by the King family, this boutique wine farm is all about creating ‘cool taste experiences’ and with its pristine vineyards producing top quality, cool climate grapes and wines; accommodation offering a luxury ‘farm-stay’ experience; a restaurant serving delicious bistro country style meals, an art gallery and a space for weddings and personalised functions, it does just that.
The 4-star South Hill Vineyards offers two luxury accommodation options: six luxurious, en-suite rooms in the Guest House, and the secluded, intimate and romantic one-bedroom Honeymoon Cottage, The Pumphouse, which overlooks a beautiful farm dam, mountains and the Pinot vineyards. The Guest House communal open plan living/dining area has comfortable lounge seating, DSTV, a fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating and a fireplace. French doors open onto spacious lawns – perfect for a game of croquet, kids and dogs to run, or to savour a glass of South Hill wine.
The latest addition to South Hill Vineyards’ accommodation is the House Boat – an original Langebaan houseboat, now permanently moored on the banks of the farm’s largest dam. Newly restored in a chic Scandi-style, it is off-the-grid, self-catering and comes with all amenities; and sleeping up to eight, it is perfect for a water-based family holiday, a getaway with friends or a relaxing, romantic retreat. There is also a swimming pool and an established boule court.
The restaurant offers breakfasts and country style lunches and suppers by request – generous, delicious country platters and tapas accompanied with homemade breads and relishes. All ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and the kitchen’s own herb and vegetable garden and South Hill wines, sold at cellar door prices can be enjoyed at the table or taken home. Sharing the restaurant space is an art gallery with a variety of artworks – an eclectic collection of contemporary art representing several established and emerging South African artists. Usually pen seven days a week from 08h00 until 16h00, and wine tastings and art viewings until 17h00. With its lush gardens, big skies and expansive lawns during the summer months and intimate indoor spaces with fireplaces during winter, South Hill is the perfect choice for a destination wedding and it also provides a unique work space for conferences, meetings and workshops for up to 50 delegates.
Cape Country Routes (CCR) South Africa is a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments – more than 20 privately owned hotels, lodges and guest houses – located on the scenic and historic routes in the Western and Eastern Cape. All carefully selected for their character, charm and romance, they offer the best accommodation and activity options to suit every taste and budget.
W: Cape Country Routes